What I Hated the Least Today 249/365: Mad Tetris Skills

The daily life tetris

My existence is so uneventful that even going out to get groceries is a big deal. I refuse to partake in this crusade more often than once a week, and even this with utmost disgust and only prompted by the threat of imminent starvation. Getting groceries is my weekly weight lifting workout. I will willingly suffer dragging a ten-kilo bag of shopping if it means I don’t have to leave the flat for the rest of the week. So, I engage my nonexistent abs, take deep and regular breaths, swing the bag over the shoulder and down the hill from Tesco I roll.

I take a great delight in my mad tetris skills. I don’t think there are many people in the world who could compete with my talent of bagging a week’s worth of items in a single bag, making sure that nothing gets squashed and that the side of the bag which will rest against my own side is perfectly flat and smooth, with no sharp edges poking my ribs. Bagging tetris-style is an art of which I’m a mistress. On a side note, no need to point out that there is such a thing as home delivery, it’s not available in my area. Also, a person gotta go out once in a while to confirm that the world still exists.

 

10 thoughts on “What I Hated the Least Today 249/365: Mad Tetris Skills

  1. I think its impressive too…what an organised woman you are…..the other night I answered a knock on my door to discover four large boxes of groceries sitting there. The contents of the top box was enough to know the groceries could never be mine and on top of that I hadn’t ordered any. The man delivering was adamant he had the right address until I pointed out that even though the street name was the same the suburb he needed to be was in fact across the river…so I say this as home delivery can go wrong if not for honest folk such as myself….

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    1. Oh that’s an interesting story! Probably happens from time to time, it’s easy to confuse an address. I’d return the groceries too, mostly because they certainly wouldn’t be to my taste ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I’m organised to the point of OCD and I spend a lot of time on organising (and reorganising) things…

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  2. Hehehe. That is very impressive, and very neat too. That is also something I like to do at the grocery shop, putting the groceries in to the bag as nicely as possible. Which is why I always go to the self-checkouts so I can arrange them as long as I want. Something in me dies whenever I use the normal checkouts and the cashier just haphazardly squashes everything in. Hats off to you for making nothing poking out ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. From what you have shared about yourself on your blog and in comments, I suspected that you were a very organised person too! It’s practical when it comes to groceries – you don’t want to mash your eggs by putting them at the bottom – but one wonders if organising so much is really worth the time. I always take a shopping trolley and when my items are checked in, I put them back in the trolley, then park it somewhere quiet and take all the time I need to stack the the things neatly in the bag. Fortunately, we don’t have baggers here, so I don’t have to defend my items from rough treatment ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. You are correct. I like to be very organised and tidy. And it makes my heart sing when you say you take your trolley aside and handle your items with care ๐Ÿ˜€ Today I was at the grocery, bought milk, bread, chocolate and garlic butter. I decided to stack everything in one plastic bag, double bagged to ensure the plastic would hold. I put the bread upright – all was looking great. When I came home, the bread was squished :/ ๐Ÿ˜€

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        1. Oh no, poor bread! On a cheerier note, I’m so pleased I’m not the only one who used double bagging while there were plastic bags – now supermarkets here no more provide them, so I got myself a large and firm shopping bag. Even better than the plastic ones. Here’s to happy organising and no squished bread ๐Ÿ˜‰

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